A Level Results 2021

Nailsea School is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their A level and other Level 3 qualifications this summer. Over the last two years, the school has extended the number of vocational qualifications on offer for students alongside traditional A Levels, enabling assessment to take place in a variety of ways, with all methods enabling great progression for further study/careers in chosen fields. 

For example 

Dee Elliott, the school’s head teacher said: “Our staff are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. All of the teachers and support staff worked tirelessly to ensure students were able to progress onto their choice of further education and study. Special mention also to the key role played by parents and carers who have supported their children and our school during this period. This group of students are particularly special for me, as I started my time at Nailsea with them, and I very much look forward to hearing about the future successes of this amazing cohort of young people.” 

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic. 


A Level Results 2020

Year 13 students at Nailsea School are once again celebrating success.

59% of all entries were awarded at A*- B grades with 28% of all qualifications gaining the very top grades.

 4 year Average Results
(includes 2020)
2019 Results2018 Results
A*/A27%25%32%
A*- B 55%54%59%
A* – C   81%83%82%
A* – E98%99%99%

Year 13s collected their much anticipated results from Nailsea School, in what has been an unprecedented year. A one way system was set up within the school in line with social distance protocols. Separate areas were set up for careers advice with another for pastoral and emotional support, helping students get any additional information that they might need. 

Many students were very pleased with their results and the school saw an overall increase in headline figures from 2019. With a 3% increase in A*/A, 5% increase in A*/B and a 2% increase in A*- C results.  

Mrs Elliott – Headteacher said  

“This group of students have all done something amazing and something no other young person has been asked to do – complete their schooling against a backdrop of a pandemic. I am immensely proud and humbled by the way students, staff and families have responded to this situation. 

I am thrilled for those students and staff that got the results that they hoped for, but beyond those pieces of paper, our students have all shown immense character and resilience during this entire process and I am exceptionally proud of Team Nailsea. My colleagues and I will continue to be here for all students to make sure they find the success that they deserve and the destination they aspire to.” 

Mr Reddiford – Head of Sixth Form said 

“On this more difficult than usual results day, we are delighted that so many students got the grades to take the next steps. ” 

Many students have achieved places at their desired university, college, apprenticeship and workplace, with one student gaining a place to Oxford